I don't like Jones. I think declining Sonnen was stupid. But I can't hate him for doing what he thinks is best.
But I can hate him for not being a true MMA fighter and more of a modern business fighter. I have gotten into this sport because of guys like Big Nog, Bj Penn, Chuck, Wandy, Shogun, Randy. Modern times Anderson, Joe Lauzon brings it vs. anyone, JDS, Frankie.
Just a handful of years ago guys fought elite competition twice in 1 night.
Looks like Jones is one of the first to care more about the money and fame more than the essence of fighting. Guys like Randy, Penn, Chuck, Big Nog were never afraid to lose a fight. It isn't about their record at the end of the day. It is about fighting and taking on anyone and doing what you love.
Jon Jones isn't like any of those fighters I mentioned. He is damn good. But the spirit of fighting isn't in him. Money, Fame, and having a belt so more people notice him are his main concerns.